The world’s fastest and most powerful production car is here: the Koenigsegg Regera. This new Swedish megacar was unveiled in a press release issued today, the same day it makes its debut at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show.
At the heart of the Regera is a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 engine connected to three electric motors. Combine their power output and the Regera pumps out 1,500+ hp and 1,475+ lb-ft of torque. The Regera will be, according to the press release, “the king of the road, as the fastest accelerating, most powerful production car ever.”
Interestingly enough, Christian von Koenigsegg is not a fan of hybrids. So, be sure to never call the Regera a hybrid. Instead, it is a new breed of car that utilizes Koenigsegg Direct Drive Transmission (KDD). This new system was developed by Christian von Koenigsegg and it creates “direct drive to rear axle from the combustion engine without the need of multitude gears or other traditional types of variable transmissions, with inherently high energy losses.”
Combine the massive amounts of power, a new transmission and the car’s curb weight of 3,589 lbs, and the Regera will rocket from 0-248 mph in just 20 seconds.
However, the Regera is more than a tour de force of speed, because it’s also gorgeous. On the outside, it most certainly has a Koenigsegg appearance, but with some twists. The daytime running lights (DRL) feature scattered LEDs, which give off the the illusion of constellations in the night sky, hence the name “Constellation DRL.”
Its exterior also features a number of mechanics that make it the “first fully robotized car.” Every single body closure, including the engine cover, boot, doors and convertible top, can be operated from a remote or smartphone. Koenigsegg claims this turns the Regera “into a transformer.” If this is one step closer to a real life Optimus Prime, we’re not upset.
Inside the Regera is an incredibly quiet ride, thanks to the new sub frame and rear structure. This allows the engine and transmission to rest on “active soft mount,” giving the car a smooth and quiet ride.
Features found in the cabin include a 9″ infotainment center by Koenigsegg, front, inner and rear camera system, Apple CarPlay, ambient lighting and much more.
If you thought the Koenigsegg Regera is going to be a rare bird, you’d be correct. Only 80 examples of the car will be created. Additionally, this will be the first time Koenigsegg will have two parallel models in production. Price points of the Regera were not given in the press release, but according to Top Gear, it will hold a base price of $1,890,000.
(Source: Koenigsegg, Top Gear)
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